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Find out the appropriate Superlative degree for the following sentence :
Very few boys in the class are as tall as Ramu.
(A) Ramu is the tallest boy in the class.
(B) Ramu is a tall boy in the class.
(C) Ramu is one of the tallest boys in the class.
(D) No other boy in the class is as tall as Ramu .

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Which one of the following has the correct infinitive?
(A) Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast
(B) Music hath charms to soothing the savage beast
(C) Music hath charms to having soothe the savage beast
(D) Music hath charms to having soothing the savage beast

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Select the correct option to complete the given sentence :
If the sun had not been bright——
(A) the pictures would have come out well
(B) the pictures would not have come out well
(C) the pictures would have been come out well
(D) the pictures would come out well

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A poem of two lines is called a
(A) Couplet
(B) Monologue
(C) Ballad
(D) Ode

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Match the lines under Column A with the poets under Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) Art is long and Time is fleeting 1. V.K. Gokak
(b) And I like a second comer, waiting 2. H. W. Long fellow
(c) O’ tongues of fire 3. Thomas Hardy
(d) Or help to half a crown 4. D.H. Lawrence

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 2 1 4
(B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 4 1 3 2
(D) 2 4 1 3

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Match the following homophones with their related meanings and select the answer from the codes given below :

Hemophones Meanings
(a) Piece 1. Calm, undisturbed
(b) Peace 2. Light in colour
(c) Pail 3. A portion of an object
(d) Pale 4. Abucket

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 1 4 2
(B) 1 3 4 2
(C) 4 1 3 2
(D) 2 1 4 3

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Identify the speaker :
“I shot him dead because-
Because he was my foe”.
(A) D. H. Lawrence
(B) Thomas Hardy
(C) V. K. Gokak
(D) Oscar wilde

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Identify the incorrect sentence from the following
(A) Mr. Soundar is one of the most helpful persons.
(B) Very few persons are as helpful as Mr. Soundar.
(C) Mr. Soundar is more helpful than all other persons.
(D) Mr. Soundar is more helpful than most other persons.

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Choose the correct verb :
The united states—— a big navy.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) are
(D) will be

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Choose the option which contains the correct sequence of words to be filled in the blanks:
Veena —— by the time we ——.
(A) has left, arrive
(B) had left, arrived
(C) was left, arrived
(D) had been left, arrive

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Identify the words which blend to form the word ‘intercom’ and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
(A) inter + communication
(B) international + communication
(C) internal + communication
(D) internal + communicate

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Select the suitable order of compound words for the blanks in the given passage from the options given below :
—— I used a —– table on which there was a —— that took me to ——.
(A) lifelong, jet black, looking glass, wonderland
(B) wonderland, jet black, lifelong, looking glass
(C) lifelong, looking glass, wonderland, jet black
(D) lifelong, jet black, wonderland, looking glass

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Identify the degree of comparison used in the given sentence.
Padma is the most intelligent of all girls.
(A) comparative degree
(B) superlative degree
(C) positive degree
(D) none of these

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Identify the compound sentence.
(A) We should work hard to make up for the lost days
(B) We should work hard so that we make up for the lost days
(C) We should work hard and make up for the lost days
(D) We should work hard for making up for the lost days

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Match column A with column B

Column A Column B
(a) His trip 1. was gifted to her
(b) The house 2. was not fed properly
(c) The doll 3. was sponsored by his company
(d) The camel 4. was dressed up beautifully

(a) (b) (C) (D)
(A) 3 1 4 2
(B) 3 1 2 4
(C) 1 3 4 2
(D) 1 3 2 4

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Choose the option containing the correct sequence of words suiting the given passage :
The benefit of —— is not only —— our body but also —— us happy in —— our health always.
1. to keep 2. to develop
3. exercising 4. maintaining
(A) 4 3 2 l
(B) 3 2 1 4
(C) 1 2 3 4
(D) 2 4 3 1

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Choose the correct option that contains the appropriate words in the right sequence :
They do the English exercises —— because they think English is an ——­ subject.
(A) hardly, hard
(B) slow, slowly
(C) easily, easy
(D) eagerly, eager

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Choose the correct sequence of words from the options given below :
While —— to the actors, the Director said, “You realize that—— is not easy. You need —— according to the situation—— the nature of the character”.
1. to reveal 2. to act
3. acting 4 . speaking
(A) 4 3 2 1
(B) 3 4 1 2
(C) 2 1 4 3
(D) 1 2 3 4

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Choose the correct option with the right words in sequence :
You can —— see the mountains on a —— sunny day.
(A) prettily, pretty
(B) clearly, clear
(C) bright, brightly
(D) true, truly

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Choose the option that contains the right word suiting the context of the sentence :
As the —— is too tight, I cannot untie the rope.
(A) naught
(B) nought
(C) not
(D) knot

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Select the incorrect sentence from the following:
(A) He was too frightening to speak
(B) Distilled water is used in some experiments
(C) He took up gymnastics when he was seven years old
(D) Take care of your health

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Choose the correct plural :
The nucleus of a toms consist of protons and neutrons.
(A) Nucleusos
(B) Nuclei
(C) Nucleous
(D) None of these

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Match the following phrases given in Column A with the blending words in Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) Information + System 1. Vash
(b) Bombay + Hollywood 2. Moped
(c) Motor + Pedal cycle 3. Bollywood
(d) Volcanic + Ash 4. Infosys

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 2 4 1
(B) 4 1 2 3
(C) 2 1 3 4
(D) 4 3 2 1

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Choose the option with the right combination for the following word :
Snow white
(A) Noun + Gerund
(B) Noun + Verb
(C) Noun + Adjective
(D) Noun’+ Noun

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Then the spring came and all over the country, there were little blossoms and little birds.
Which season represents the arrival of the blossoms?
(A) Winter
(B) Summer
(C) Spring
(D) Autumn

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Match the words under Column A with the suffixes under Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) anchor 1. ling
(b) murder 2. lette
(c) hire 3. age
(d) novel 4. ous

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 4 1 2
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 1 2 4 3
(D) 2 1 3 4

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Match the prefixes under Column A with the words under Column B :

Column A Column B
(a) multi 1. sensitive
(b) mis 2. runner
(c) hyper 3. faceted
(d) fore 4. behave

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 1 3 2
(B) 2 3 1 4
(C) 3 4 1 2
(D) 1 2 3 4

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Don Quixote the knight found 30-40 Windmills. He mistook them for giants. He was so fond of adventure that he decided to fight them. He wanted to make a lot of money by defeating them. Sancho Panza, his loyal squire, tried to warn him that they were only windmills but he didn’t pay any attention.
Choose the irrelevant option :
(A) Sancho Panza seems to be clever.
(B) Don Quixote mistook windmills for giants.
(C) The knight is less informed when compared to the squire.
(D) The knight wanted to cheat others by defeating the windmills.

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Choose the right idea conveyed by the statement given below :
Sometimes parents complain that their teenage children have suddenly become very indisciplined, not paying heed to their advice.
(A) Teenagers are not advised by their parents
(B) Parents heed to the advice of their teenage children
(C) Teenagers listen to their parents advice
(D) Parents think that their teenage children don’t listen to their words

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Select the correct sentence.
(A) We won the football match by three goals
(B) We heated our opponents by three goals
(C) We lost the three goals under the football match
(D) We played the football match on three goals

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Identify the sentence pattern of the following :
Raghu was ill last month.
(A) S V O A
(B) S V A A
(C) S V A
(D) S V C A

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Pick out the sentence :
Which is of the pattern S V C
(A) I donated a computer.
(B) This computer is sleek.
(C) We take notes.
(D) I met him.

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Find the add, sentence which is not the same sentence pattern as the other three
(A) He wore his uniform.
(B) I ate an apple.
(C) He was excited.
(D) I like ice cream.

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Choose the option that contains the right sequence of articles :
My manager is —— multifaceted personality. He was elected —— chairman of our board. I am sure he will be —— best chairman, for he is —— honest worker.
(A) a, the, an, the
(B) a, no article, the, an
(C) an, no article, a, the
(D) no article, an, the, a

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Which of the following options has a sentence with the verb in the active voice?
(A) Many students attended this workshop.
(B) Many students were questioned.
(C) Many students have been screened.
(D) Many students had been given a warning.

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Choose the statement that takes the question tag shouldn’t they?
(A) students should not be allowed to use the library everyday,
(B) students must be allowed to use the library everyday,
(C) students could be allowed to use the library everyday,
(D) students should be allowed to use the library everyday,

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Identify the sentence with the superlative degree of the adjective :
(A) No one else is as courageous as him
(B) He is one of the most courageous persons
(C) He is more courageous than most other people
(D) Very few people are as courageous as him

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Choose the option containing the name of the author and the work in which these lines occur:
I was then too young to read
And my blood turned cold like the moon
(A) Dr. A.P.J. Kalam in ‘Vision For The Nation’
(B) Dr. Neeraja Raghavan in ‘The Sun Beam’
(C) Kamala Das in ‘My Grandmother’s House’
(D) Rabindranath Tagore in ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’

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Read the passage and choose the correct option that answers the questions given below :
“Thank you shelly”, Diane said holding her hand out for me to shake, “for taking care of Sam. We were in a traffic accident and somehow we got separated when. I went to the, hospital. I guess he lost his collar and harness too”. I looked at her hand, I didn’t want to give Goldy up, but I could see that it was this lady he really belonged to. Not to me, I was Just temporary.
Who did the dog really belong to?
(A) Shelly
(B) Diane
(C) Sam
(D) None of the above

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Choose the option containing the author of the following line:
“Where words come out from the depths of truth”.
(A) Kamala Das in ‘Punishment in Kindergarten’
(B) Deepa Agarwal in ‘After the Storm’
(C) Dhar Gopal Mukherji in ‘Kari – the Elephant’
(D) Rabindranath Tagore in ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’

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According to Greeks —— and —— were two sides to the same coin.
(A) Music and literature
(B) Music and dance
(C) Culture and music
(D) Music and astronomy

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A song narrating a popular story is called
(A) dialogue
(B) oration
(C) couplet
(D) ballad

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I told them
I’m not going to be a DJ.
Here DJ refers to :
(A) A journalist who collects information in a district
(B) Someone who is the judge of a particular district
(C) Someone who plays CDs and records in a club or restaurant
(D) Someone whose job is to introduce speakers at a public event

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Match the titles with the lines :

(a) The Man he killed 1. O Winged seeds
(b) Migrant bird 2. Trust no future
(c) Psalm of life 3. I breed my brood
(d) English words 4. Off-hand like
5. Only blood shot eyes

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 3 4 5
(B) 5 3 1 2
(C) 5 3 2 1
(D) 4 3 2 1

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Which of the following is not true?
(A) Chawla always spoke about travelling to the states
(B) Chawla travelled about 760 hours in space
(C) Chawla was assigned as Mission Specialist
(D) Chawli’s inspiration to take up flying was JRD Tata

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Read the passage and choose the correct option that answer the given questions :
The life of a student is, comparatively speaking, a sheltered life. There are, of course, certain responsibilities; they are definite and they are assigned to you by those who are willing to take care of you and there is hot much need to be constantly exercising your own judgements.
Which of the following sentence is false?
(A) Students have certain responsibilities
(B) Students need not exercise their own judgements
(C) Students are well-cared for
(D) Students are not assigned their work

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Freedom and power bring responsibility. That responsibility rests upon this assembly. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of sorrow. But the past is now over and the future beckons to us now. The ambition of the greatest man is to wipe every tear. As long as tears are there, so long our work will not be over.
Which statement is correct?
(A) India became rich after Independence
(B) Ignorance, poverty, inequality of opportunity are eradicated
(C) Our work will not be over till we wipe every tear
(D) Freedom means to live a life as we like

That is how Gandhi became a leader par excellence : that made Churchill the greatest and the most successful war time leader.
Choose a word from the passage that means “by way of special eminence”.
(A) traits
(B) hurdles
(C) par excellence
(D) hazards

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What brings out the munificence of the Chola king who built ‘The Brihadeesvarar Temple”?
(A) The Pillared Cloisters of deities
(B) The huge and massive size of the Shiva Linga arid the Nandhi Statue
(C) The towering Vimanam which echoes the divine Mount Kailash
(D) The Statues and paintings of the Royal Museum

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Find the odd pair from those given below :
(A) The Apology – Ralph Waldo Emerson
(B) Is life, but a dream? – H. W. Longfellow
(C) The flying wonder – Stephen Vincent Benet
(D) English words – V. K. Gokak

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Match the following poems in Column A with the correct poets in Column B and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) The Cry of the Children 1. Thomas Hardy
(b) No Men are Foreign 2. William Wordsworth
(c) The Solitary Reaper 3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(d) The Man He killed 4. James Kirkup

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 4 3
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 3 4 1 2
(D) 3 4 2 1

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Choose the option that contains the name of the speaker and the play from which these lines are taken:
“Believe me for mine honour,
and have respect to mine honour,
that you may believe”.
(A) Bassanio in ‘The Merchant of Venice’
(B) Brutus in ‘Julius Caesar’
(C) Antonio in ‘The Merchant of Venice’
(D) Antony in ‘Julius Caesar’

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Which of the following lines does not occur in William Shakespeare’s works?
(A) The evil that men do lives after them
(B) My deeds upon my head! I crave the law
(C) O judgement! Thou art fled to breetish beasts
(D) Was it cowardice, that I dared not kill him?

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Match the characters in Column A with their association in ·Column B as seen in Julius Caesar and select the correct code given below :

Column A Column B
(a) Calphurnia 1. Eloquence of speech
(b) Decius Brutus 2. Caesar’s wife
(c) Marcus Brutus 3. One of the conspirators
(d) Mark Antony 4. Beloved friend

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 3 4 2
(B) 2 3 4 1
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 2 4 3 1

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Choose the option denoting the speaker and the play from which these lines are taken :
“It droppeth as a gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath”
(A) Brutus in ‘Julius Caesar’
(B) Mark Antony in ‘Julius Caesar’
(C) Portia in ‘The Merchant of Venice’
(D) Shylock in ‘The Merchant of Venice’

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Match the following characters in Column A with their roles in Column B and select the correct code :

Column A Column B
(a) Portia 1. A Jewish Money Lender
(b) Jessica 2. A Merchant of Venice
(c) Shylock 3. Shylock’s daughter
(d) Antonio 4. A Wealthy Lady in Belmont

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 4 1 2 3
(B) 2 3 1 4
(C) 4 3 1 2
(D) 2 4 3 1

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Choose the correct pair :
The Play and its author,
(A) ‘Comedy of Errors’ by William Shakespeare
(B) ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ by Bacon
(C) ‘Cymbeline’ by Bernard Shaw
(D) ‘Henry IV’ by Ben Johnson

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Read the following lines and answer the questions :
“I wanted to be Shakespeare
But was poor at writing plays
I wanted to be Jane Austein
But didn’t know to spin stories”
Who is Jane Austein?
(A) a tailor
(B) a novelist
(C) a spinner
(D) a psychiatrist

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Identify the sentence with Hyperbole.
(A) He has fallen asleep
(B) Why man, if the river were dry
        I am able to fill it with tears
(C) The child is father of Max
(D) You are telling me a fairy tale.

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Harmonic cacophony to oblivious ears
Identify the figure of speech used in the given line
(A) onomatopoeia
(B) oxymoron
(C) personification
(D) alliteration

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Identify the figure of speech in the following sentence .
She accepted it as the kind cruelty of the surgeon’s knife.
(A) Euphemism
(B) Pun
(C) Oxymoron
(D) Irony